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Building a Library: Barbara Strozzi

With Andrew McGregor. Includes Building a Library: Hannah French surveys recordings of Barbara Strozzi's music; Stephen Johnson with a review of some new releases; Disc of the Week.

with Andrew McGregor

0930
Building a Library: Dr Hannah French surveys recordings of the exquisite music of seventeenth-century Venetian Barbara Strozzi. She was one of the most important composers of Italian cantatas in that era and published over a hundred vocal works during her lifetime. Illegitimate daughter of librettist and poet Giulio Strozzi, she studied with Cavalli and was a virtuoso singer, a shrewd businesswoman, and an outstanding composer.

1030
Stephen Johnson joins Andrew live for a review of some brand new releases

1145
Andrew chooses an outstanding new release as his Disc of the Week.

3 hours, 12 minutes

Music Played

  • Barbara Strozzi

    Mi Fa Rider La Speranza

    Performer: Craig Marchitelli. Singer: Roberta Invernizzi.
    • La bella piu bella.
    • Glossa.
    • 013.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Missa De Cappella For 6 Voices [on Gombert'S 'In Illo Tempore']

    Ensemble: Las Huelgas Ensemble. Conductor: Paul Van Nevel.
    • The Mirror of Monteverdi.
    • Sony.
    • 001.
  • Nicola Vicentino

    Laura Che'L Verde Lauro - Madrigal [text: Petrarch]

    Ensemble: Las Huelgas Ensemble. Conductor: Paul Van Nevel.
    • The Mirror of Monteverdi.
    • Sony.
    • 002.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude And Fugue From Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Bk.1 No. 22 In B Flat Minor

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • Encores After Beethoven.
    • ECM Records.
    • 016.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    Panambi - Ballet Op.1

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena. Choir: Ladies Of Manchester Chamber Choir.
    • Ginastera: Piano Concerto No. 2.
    • Chandos.
    • 016.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25: I. Allegro

    • Brahms: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 3.
    • Naxos.
    • 101.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60 "Werther": III. Andante

    Performer: Anton Barakhovsky. Performer: Alexander Zemtsov. Performer: Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. Performer: Eldar Nebolsin.
    • Brahms: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 3.
    • Naxos.
    • 203.
  • Red Note Ensemble

    Suite 'Cry, Bosnia-Herzegovina' 1st Mvt

    • Delphinian : DCD 34179.
    • Delphinian.
    • 1.
  • Red Note Ensemble

    Prayer For Bosnia

    • Delphinian : DCD 34179.
    • Delphinian.
    • 5.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    String quartet No..1 in D Major Op.11 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: The Heath Quartet.
    • Harmonia Mundi : HMU 907665.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Quartet No. 3 In E Flat Minor Op.30 For Strings, iii. Andante funebre e doloroso, ma con moto

    Ensemble: Heath Quartet.
    • Harmonia Mundi : HMU 907665.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Quintet No. 2 In G Major Op.111 For Strings, i. Allegro non troppo, ma con brio

    Performer: Roland Glassl. Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet.
    • Audite : 97.724.
    • Audite.
    • 4.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Quintet No. 2 In G Major Op.111 For Strings, iii. Un poco allegretto

    Performer: Roland Glassl. Ensemble: Mandelring Quartet.
    • Audite : 97.724.
    • Audite.
    • 6.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto No. 1 In F Major K.37 For Piano And Orchestra, ii. Andante

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam. Orchestra: Die Kölner Akademie. Conductor: Michael Alexander Willens.
    • Mozart Piano Concertos Nos 1 - 4 Pasticcio Concertos.
    • BIS.
    • 005.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.13 In C Major K.415 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Kristian Bezuidenhout. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Gottfried von der Goltz.
    • Mozart Piano Concertos K.413, 414, 415.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 009.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto No. 13 In C Major K.415 For Piano And Orchestra, i. Allegro

    Performer: Olivier Cave. Performer: Divertissement. Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Mozart Piano Concertos K.415, 175, 503.
    • ALPHA.
    • 003.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto No. 25 In C Major K.503 For Piano And Orchestra, iii. Allegretto

    Performer: Oliver Cane. Performer: Divertissement. Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Mozart Piano Concertos K.415, 175, 503.
    • ALPHA.
    • 008.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano concerto No. 25 In C Major K.503, 2nd movement - Andante

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida. Performer: Cleveland Orchestra.
    • Mozart Piano Concertos No.17, K453 & No. 25, K503.
    • Decca.
    • 005.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No 17 in G major, K 453 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida. Performer: Cleveland Orchestra.
    • Mozart Piano Concertos No.17, K453 & No. 25, K503.
    • Decca.
    • 003.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto No. 17 In G Major K.453 For Piano And Orchestra, iii. Allegretto

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Orchestra: Manchester Camerata. Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy.
    • Mozart: Piano Concertos.
    • Chandos.
    • 005.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto No. 17 In G Major K.453 For Piano And Orchestra, i. Allegro

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Performer: Gábor Takács‐Nagy. Orchestra: Manchester Camerata.
    • Mozart: Piano Concertos.
    • Chandos.
    • 002.
  • Charles-Henri Plantade

    Charles-Henri Plantade: Messe des morts in D Minor

    Ensemble: Le Concert Spirituel. Conductor: Hervé Niquet.
    • Requiems.
    • Alpha.
    • 008.

9.00am

La bella piu bella
CACCINI, G: Dolcissimo sospiro; Dalla porta d'oriente; Torna, deh torna
CARISSIMI: Piangete, aure piangete
CASTALDI: Tasteggio soave - Sonata prima
FERRARI, BENEDETTO: Son ruinato, appassionato
INDIA: Cruda Amarilli
KAPSBERGER: Ciaccona; Toccata sesta; Ninna nanna
MERULA: Folle e ben che si crede
MONTEVERDI: Ecco di dolci raggi; Eri gia tutta mia; Voglio di vita uscir
PICCININI: Toccata V; Aria di saravanda in varie partita
ROMANO, G: Strana armonia d'amore
ROSSI, LUIGI: La bella piu bella; A qual dardo
STROZZI: L'Eraclito amoroso 'Udite amanti'; Mi fa rider la speranza
Roberta Invernizzi (soprano), Craig Marchitelli (archlute, theorbo)
GLOSSA GCD922902 (CD)

The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi
MONTEVERDI: Miss in illo tempore
VINCENTINO: Laura che’l verde lauro
TUDINO: Amor, I’ho molti e molt’anni pianto
DE WERT: Mia benigna fortuna
MARENZIO: Solo e pensoso
Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel (conductor)
DEUTSCHE HM 88875143482 (CD)

Andras Schiff: Encores after Beethoven
BACH, J S: Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825 - Menuet I & II; Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825: Gigue; Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 22 in B flat minor, BWV867
BEETHOVEN: Andante Favori in F, WoO 57
HAYDN: Piano Sonata No. 32 in G minor, Hob.XVI:44
MOZART: Gigue in G Major, K574
SCHUBERT: Klavierstuck in E flat minor, D946 No. 1; Allegretto in C minor, D915; Hungarian Melody in B minor D817
Andras Schiff (piano)
ECM 4814474 (CD)

Ginastera: Orchestral Works 2
GINASTERA: Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 39; Panambi - ballet suite Op. 1a
Xiayin Wang (piano), Ladies of Manchester Chamber Choir, BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN10923 (CD)

9.30am - Building a Library

Dr Hannah French surveys recordings of the exquisite music of seventeenth-century Venetian Barbara Strozzi.

Building a Library: Barbara Strozzi survey

Composer: Barbara Strozzi
Pieces: Survey of recordings
Reviewer: Hannah French
Recommended recording: Capella Mediterranea, Leonarda Garcia Alarcon (conductor)

Available on:
STROZZI: Virtuosissima Compositrice
Cappella Mediterranea, Leonarda Garcia Alarcon
AMBRONAY AMY020


Other recommended recordings:
Below is a shortlist of other recordings which Hannah French also liked, although we can’t guarantee the availability of these discs.

Barbara Strozzi: Lagrime mie
STROZZI: Lagrime mie; Se volete cosi me ne contento; Toccata XII; Corrente V; Che v'ho fato Op. 7; Ciaccona; Chiudi l'audaci labra Op. 6; Canzon Prima; L'Eraclito amoroso 'Udite amanti'; Lilla mia, non ti doler Op. 6; Kapsberger; Canario; Che si puo fare
Fons Musicae
QUERSTAND VKJK1303 (CD)
 

Strozzi - Arias & Cantatas
MARINI, B: Per ogni sorte di strumento musicale diversi generi di sonate Op. 22: Sonata per due violini; Sinfonia Sesto Tuono
STROZZI: Arie a voce sola Op. 8: No. 3 'Serenata con violini'; Diporti di Euterpe Op. 7: No. 4 'Lamento'; Diporti di Euterpe Op. 7: No. 3 'Fin che tu spiri, spera'; Il Lamento "Su'l Rodano severo"; Godere e tacere; L'Eraclito amoroso Op. 2 No. 14; Mentita Op. 3 No. 8; Lamento : Appresso a i molli argenti Op. 7
Cristiana Presutti (soprano), Ensemble Poiesis
AEON AECD0643

Metamorfosi
KAPSBERGER: Bergamasca; Capona; Toccata arpeggiata (1604); Colascione; Canario; Kapsberger; Passacaglia
LANDI, S: Amarillide, deh vieni; A che piu l'arc tendere
MERULA: Sentirete una canzonetta
MONTEVERDI: Il Ballo delle ingrate: excerpt; Libro Nono di Magrigali e Canzonette: Si dolce e'l tormento
ROSSI, S: Sinfonia quinta: excerpt
STROZZI: L'Eraclito amoroso 'Udite amanti'; Amor dormiglione
Suzie LeBlanc (soprano), Ensemble Constantinople
ANALEKTA AN29142 (CD)

10.25am – Stephen Johnson reviews romantic chamber music

Brahms: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 3
BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor Op. 25; Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor Op. 60
Eldar Nebolsin (piano), Anton Barakhovsky (violin), Alexander Zemtsov (viola), Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt (cello)
NAXOS 8572798 (CD)

The Cellist of Sarajevo
WILDE, D: Cry, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Suite; String Quartet No. 1; Piano Trio; Prayer for Bosnia
Red Note Ensemble
DELPHIAN DCD34179 (CD) 

Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3
TCHAIKOVSKY: String Quartet No. 1 in D major Op. 11; String Quartet No. 3 in E flat minor Op. 30
Heath Quartet
HARMONIA MUNDI HMU907665 (CD)

Brahms: Complete String Quintets
BRAHMS: String Quintet No. 1 in F major Op. 88; String Quintet No. 2 in G major Op. 111
Roland Glassl (viola), Mandelring Quartett
AUDITE AUDITE97724 (CD)

11.15am - Mozart Piano Concertos

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-4 'Pasticcio Concertos'
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F major, K37; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, K39; Piano Concerto No. 3 in D major, K40; Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, K41
Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano), Die Kolner Akademie, Michael Alexander Willens (conductor)
BIS BIS2094 (Hybrid SACD)

Mozart: Piano Concertos, K.413-15
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K413; Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414; Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415
Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano), Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz (director, violin)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902218 (CD)

Mozart: Piano Concertos K.415, 175, 503
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415; Piano Concerto No. 5 in D major, K175; Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503
Olivier Cave (piano), Divertissement, Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor)
ALPHA ALPHA243 (CD)

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 25
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453; Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503
Mitsuko Uchida (piano, director), Cleveland Orchestra
DECCA 4830716 (CD)

Mozart: Piano Concertos, Vol. 1
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453; Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K456; Divertimento in B flat major, K137
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), Manchester Camerata, Gabor Takacs-Nagy (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN10929 (CD)

11.45am - Disc of the Week

Cherubini & Plantade: Requiems pour Louis XVI et Marie-Antoinette
CHERUBINI: Requiem in C minor
PLANTADE: Messe des morts in D minor
Le Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet (conductor)
ALPHA ALPHA251 (CD)

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